Washington: A partial lunar eclipse will be observed Monday June 4 as moon will pass through the shadow of Earth, producing a partial lunar eclipse visible across the Pacific from China to the United States.
According to Native American folklore it’s the Strawberry Moon, so-called because the short season for harvesting strawberries comes during the month of June, a NASA blog reports.
This Strawberry’s going to have a bite taken out of it.
At 3:00 a.m. PDT, not long before sunrise on Monday, June 4, the moon passes directly behind our planet.
A broad stretch of lunar terrain around the southern crater Tycho will fall under the shadow of Earth, producing the first lunar eclipse of 2012.
At maximum eclipse, around 4:04 a.m. PDT, 37 percent of the moon’s surface will be in the dark.